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get what you want... when you want it. at the price you need. today... and tomorrow. that's our promise. that's ingredients for life. safeway. next on fox 45 morning news. our budget has been cut on the bone. baltimore's crisis has been cut to the toll.
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how city workers will be paying the price. cleaning up the dundalk desaster. we're live on day 5 of the aftermath. >> excuse me. i said i'm not going to deal with it. >> the mayor's outburst, what she has to say about $14,000 of unexplained cash in we are bank account. good morning. it's wednesday, septembe september 23rd. you're taking a live look at our hometown hot spot. we will tell you about a new program where children can read to dogs and that helps the children get more involved with reading and enjoying t and the dog doesn't look like he minds, either, right there. we will check in with them in a little bit. good morning, i'm patrice harris. let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig who probably didn't mind if we were
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petting him on the head. >> i was going to say i don't mind. i was going to say i feel sorry for the little girl, because i will take the little dog. a couple of little kids and pooches out there. 68 degrees, cute the weather forecast. we have clouds and temperatures around 68 degrees starting out. it's a mild start to the day and it's a calm wind so it's an easy kind of morning going on. 68 degrees in baltimore. and hagerstown at 71. dover as well, everybody is at 71. we will look at temperatures climb into the low 80s before we're done today. showers are on the way as moisture moves up from the south. 77 degrees our noontime temperature is the number that is above normal as we get into the afternoon. 78 degrees at 6:00 p.m. we should be seeing temperatures climb like i said into the low 80s, about 82 or 83 for the high today. it will be another humid day as well and we will talk about the
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shower chances and rest of the forecast for the weekend as we get closer to that in a few minutes. right nower let's see somewhat happening on the roadways with lauren cooke. she is here. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we have seeing the effects of the massive water break in dundalk. it left a lot of damage and still leading to closures. broening highway is still shutdown. for the trucks trying to access the marine terminal, you want to use 695 and keith avenue to scoot around the mess. better news for those of you traveling around the mess of 795, if you're using 83 this morning you're in the clear. from freeland road to 695er looking at a 23-minute ride. you're looking at 11 minutes to get from 695 all the way downtown to the city to on east fayette street. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, let's send it back to you. lauren, thank you. in just a few hours, baltimore city board of estimates will vote on a
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detailed plan to cut its budget. it's expected to include even more furloughs and more layoffs. megan gilliland joins us now with the latest, good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, patrice the city is trying to filet $60 million budget gap. we knew more painful cuts were coming and it appears they are coming today. some will see salary cuts and dozens of others will lose their jobs. >> reporter: they have put their lives on the line to save others, but these days dozens of city firefighters are just trying to save their jobs. >> they have never seen morale lower than it right now. >> reporter: today the city board of estimates will vote on a plan to close its budget gap. it includes five mandatory furlough days, for city workers, possibly more for those with higher pay, and the elimination of more than 2 dozen jobs. >> we have to deal with the hand that we're dealt. you know this is the economy that no one would have asked for, but you know, it's at the
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hand. >> reporter: city fire chief jim clack says four positions in his department including his assistant fire chief are among those cuts. at a fire union meeting last night he spoke out saying he is proud of his firefighters and is willing to work with the city to reach its goal as painless as possible. >> the way to combat low morale is information and being present, giving them the truth, giving them what is happening and just being honest. >> reporter: the city is negotiating with fire and police union steward to see where they can cut more fat without jeopardizing public safety. when it comes to the police they have a clause in the program making them exempt from furloughs but the city is making them make cuts somewhere. megan gilliland. fox 45 morning news. police nationwide are being warned to prepare for a possible terror attack. the fbi and homeland security say stadiums, entertainment
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venues could be vulnerable. they are told to look for backpack bombs, car bombs and other explosives. >> no specific information that would give concern for those areas other than the fact, that obviously in a post 9/11 world we are concerned about a lot things. the news comes after authorities foil an al-qaeda bomb plot in new york city and in denver. stay tuned for fox 45 news for continuing coverage. we will have the latest on the terror alert and the arrest of three alleged terrorists in that bomb plot. that is coming up later this hour. now five days since the massive watermain break in dundalk, still 26 homes are without power and gas. that is according to bge. many with power are not fearing much better, though, and now they're looking for someone to blame. joel d smith is live in dundalk with the latest. joel. >> reporter: good morning, patrice, we're at the court way in the neighborhood most
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affected by the wate watermain . on the way we passed broening highway. still a lot of work to be done there. they say it will take about a month to get that taken care of. we have been showing you this yard and the a what came up this high and the trash up this high. the trash had not been cleaned up and now that has improved. the people around here, can't wait for the insurance companies to come in and offer them the clean up, having to pay for them or not. people are hoping that things are getting better. about a 3rd of homeowners are getting money from the insurance companies, a thinked are not, -- a 3rd are not and a 3rd are trying to figure it out. there's problems that could come secondarily, like mold or rotting. most say that the break happened because of infrastructure. that is the watermain break. many are holding to the belief
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that the same politians that promised support will come through now. >> somebody has to regulate this stuff. i'm one men against it, they're saying i'm sorry. i need my politians to step up and go to battle. >> if the residents have certain complaints after they have gone to the insurance company, we are asking them to submit a claim to the city. we are investigating that right now. >> reporter: they say that the city claims that need to go to the city to the city's watermain pipe so all the claims need to go there. senator ben car don has joined others in proposing the water infrastructure act to help the funding in the area in america. it's here in the baltimore area itself. i'm here in dundalk. i'm joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. first on fox, is the closure of some city rec centers leading to a spike in crime?
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some community activities think so. in northwest baltimore community members worry that a change in programs at rec centers has forced kids out on the street to commit crime. in fact, while we were working on this story yesterday outside of the cc jackson rec center, our crews found ourselves caught in a crime scene. a man was shot in the ankle by another man wielding a shotgun. >> this is what we are talking about. when these kids don't have anything to do anywhere to go, this is what happens. this is the result. it's unfortunate. >> police say home robberies involving a gun in the northwestern district have more than tripled chaired to last year. the woman who could become the first african-american hey orof annapolis is planning to address the controversy surrounding questionable campaign expenses today. x ena spent $11,000 to pay iq associates for publicity material but there's no business by that name listed with the
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afternoon at the ni pratt free library. children will be reading to the dogs. it's a part of a program called paws to read. ellen joins us this morning for this morning's hometown hot spot. good morning, ellen. >> good morning. >> explain the program why are children reading to dogs. >> what we know about reading is that practice is really, really important. this program includes that by giving children a nonjudgmental place to practice their reading, because dogs never correct your pronunciation. >> who can come. >> any child that comes to the library can read to the dog. we have 10 minute slots and this coming saturday we will have three different dogs that children can read to? >> tell me who are the dogs? where they do this come from, very cute?
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>> they are wonderful dogs. they are from pets on wheels. pets on wheels is a wonderful organization that has dogs that visit patients in the hospitals and libraries. i think they're picked for fair squish ability and friendly factor as you can see. >> i like that squish ability. how long has this program been in place? >> this is our kickoff. it's done nationally in other brilibraries and other schools,t this is the first time at the pratt library. >> if you see our meteorologist steve fertig, watch out for your dogs, because he wants to take them home. >> he wilthey will probably go h him. >> ellen, thank you very much. the paws to read program, is at the central library at cathedral street at the children's department it begins saturday. for more information log on to
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foxbaltimore.com/morning. they definitely have a high squish quotient, i think. i love that. the sky hd radar looking good. not going to be raining cats ask dogs but a few light showers in the forecast as we check out the hd radar. as with you get closer, you can see there were some showers down to the eastern shore, just a few on at the southern part of the either shore. just some light activity and moving through delaware and new jersey. as we get the picture, you will see the moisture to the south. some of that is coming our way. we have a cold front that is going to push through, it looks like for later on into the day, probably more so tomorrow. the high pressure is going to build in after that, bringing us a northerly flow of air. then we are will be talking about a lot of moisture moving in from the southwest for tomorrow and also for the weekend. that is going to be bringing us some showers. in between it will be a nice day. friday, saturday looking pretty good. today and tomorrow we will get showers, and later tomorrow into
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saturday and. future scan is going to show the chance for those showers, not really prevalent throughout the whole state all day long but here and there for the next couple of days before the drier air works in for friday and saturday. let's take a look at what you can expect as far as how much rain, not a whole lot. if we get rain, .500 of an inch in hagerstown, not expecting to see anything in baltimore and d.c. a very limited amount of rain, but still a dampness in the air and the humidity a factor as we get the moisture moving in. 71 degrees for the temperature in baltimore and same for salisbury. salisbury doesn't want to let me go to baltimore. 61 out in oakland, and these temperatures, again going to climb a little bort more than bn yesterday. south winds at 5-10 miles per hour. for the central part of the state, we should see temperatures about the same,
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about 82, around westminister and baltimore as well as columbia. and the shower chances light as they may be, still in the forecast for the afternoon. we could hear rum b rumbles of thunder, there's more instability out there, but not expecting much from that. 81 degrees for the western part of maryland. 61 degrees the overnight low. an evening, thunderstorm can't be ruled out but showers through the evening is possible. tomorrow more of the same as temperatures climb to 83 degrees. today we will see temperatures at 76 degrees at noon and we will get to the high of 82 around 2 or 3:00 this afternoon. 76 degrees, after 83 and the showers we are looking the a much better day in between the rain chances today and tomorrow and later in the week we get nice days of 75 for friday. showing showers here on saturday but they can hold off until late in the day saturday. they're looking pretty good. 74 degrees with showers returning on monday. if you're headed m&t stadium, you want to be aware.
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there could be a couple of light showers especially around the start of the name, kicking off with the ravens and the browns. 71 degrees for the kickoff temperature, west wind at 5-10 miles an hour. looking at 75 degrees on monday, and still the chance of a few showers. 70 degrees and drier though, as we head into tuesday. note the temperatures begin to cool down into midweek next week. fox 45 morning sky watch weather is at your finger tips. i-raiiradar is rabble. radar is available. the interactive tools will let you see when rain or thunderstorms are over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now lauren cooke is here with a look at the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we have a few accidents working but fortunately our average speeds are in good shape. taking a look at the northeast corridor of 95. 63 as well if traveling on the jfx. it doesn't get better as we make our way west, we are looking at 61 miles per hour on the west
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and up to 64 on the south side of howard county. we have an accident to tell you about on laurel. southbound lanes of 195 at route 198. route 1 not looking like a bad alternative route. we have a road closure to tell you about. we have a road shutdown to at harry truman highway. as we make our way to dundalk, we're still dealing with the effects of the massive watermain break. as you can see, that was the video that we had from friday, much different picture now. we are still dealing with road closures. broening highway is still shutdown at avenue. as we take a look at the whitemarsh, a little bit of volume and those northbound and southbound lanes, but cars are cruising along just fine and that will continue as we hop on to beltway. it will be smooth sailing from parkville all the way up to towson. that's a look a the morning travels, patrice, let's send it back to you. lauren, thank you. coming up the mayor's outburst. >> but there isn't a possible
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explanation. >> excuse me. i just said i'm not going to del with it. i expect you to respect that. >> what she has to say about $14,000 of unexplained cash at her bankth account. it sends a real signal to the surrounding community. i'm going to keep my house up. i'm going to keep investing. it's that kind of ripple effect that we want to make sure it's happening. >> next how the obama ♪
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baltimore neighborhood. >> reporter: lining the homes are a baltimore neighborhood street. >> all of that will change. will you have young families who will create a sense of vitality, who will have invested in the community and will take care of the community. >> reporter: this vacant lot is where he finds hope, soon it will turn into this. >> this is going to be an apartment house for young artists. so that is the basic concept. it's affordable housing, because artists tend not to have a whole lot of money. >> reporter: he developers have been working on this project for more than three years. when the economy took a nose dive, the funding dried up. now more than $2 billion in recovery act money have been doled out to state, weeks for the development projects. an infusion of cash in targeted neighbors is part of the strategy for growth. >> it sends a real signal to the surrounding community, i'm going to keep my house up.
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i'm going to keep investing. it's that kind of ripple effect that we're trying make sure that is happening. >> reporter: turning dilapidated community eyesore into an economic engine. >> it will create jobs for carpenters, and plumbers and electricians and get money flowing into the economy again which is critical. >> reporter: a dream of bishop miles and a promise of new life coming to a community like this one. in baltimore, i'm sandra endo. still coming up, the dow reaches the highest level this year. find out the latest business news coming up next. baltimore's budget crisis takes its toll.
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ocks fight the new highs for the year. the federal reserve began its two day meeting for the year. the dow and the s&p 500 gained more than a half percent. the nasdaq advanced nearly .4 of a percent. general motors is adding shifts at three of its assembly plants, kansas, and michigan. they will add 2400 positions saving jobs of workers that would have been laid off that were set to close after the bankruptcy filing. auto manufacturers are
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cranking up production. as many as 600 additional jobs at related engine, stamping and casting factories may also be restored. retail experts are forecasting another weak holiday shopping season. research firm forward, reports gift buying will be flat in the 4th quarter after falling 4.5% ssments sales at mass merchants like costco and wal-mart are expected to rise, while online sales are expected to rise 4%. for business brief, i'm stan case. still to come, mor more arrs are expected in a terror probe that involves real deal terrorists. we have details coming up from washington. i'm megan gilliland, how city workers will be paying the price for a budget crisis. the city of dundalk is starting to look better after the
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welcome back to fox 45 morning news, 6:30 is the time. i'm patrice harris. meteorologist steve fertig is here and he is giving high 5s, that must mean weather kid wednesday. >> it does. and steve is here from cockeysville. tell us about yourself. you go to school where. >> at war knell elementary. >> and you're in what grade.
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>> i'm in 5th grade. >> you are going to do the weather with me, and you are ready, i can tell. rete now right now i want to tel everybody, that the showers are moving through the eastern shore. to the north up toward new jersey, where we are right now, not too bad, just cloudy skies and you will be telling them all about that later. shower chances later in the day as well. 71 degrees in baltimore, as well. cockeysville, 68 degrees, up in bel air 68 degrees as well. down in annapolis, we got temperature up 71. generally upper 60s and low 70s, 77 degrees by noon, 77 degrees by 6:00 p.m. after getting to the high temperature of 82 degrees with a chance of a thunderstorm that you're going to tell them all about it later on, are you? and the rest of the seven-day forecast. but right now who do you want to toss it to. >> to lauren. >> with the -- what h she to tel us about the traffic. >> the traffic.
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thank you, luke and steve. you can see that cars are moving along just fine at at the inner and outer loops at liberty road. if you're traveling the outer loops from liberty down to wilkens, you're looking at an 8-minute drive. you will remain in the clear, from westminister pike down to 695, you're looking at a 9-minute trip. the good news it will continue if you are using the fort mchenry tunnel. that's a look at the morning travels, patrice, let's send it back to you. lauren, thank you. 6:32 on fox 45 morning news. more painful cuts. in a few hours the board of estimates will vote a budget plan filled with furloughs and layoffs. megan gilliland joins us with the latest on what we expect today. >> reporter: good morning, patrice, the city is facing a $60 million budget gap. we knew that cuts would have to be made. it happens that there will be
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very painful cuts voted on today. they will vote to meet on a detailed budget plan. it includes five furlough days for city workers and possibly more for those with higher pay and the elimination of more than 2 dozen jobs. fire chief jim clack including the assistant chief is among those cuts and it's having a big impact morale. >> the way of combating low morale is giving them the truth and what is happening and just being honest. >> reporter: the city is negotiating with fire and police unions to he see where they can cut more fat without jeopardizing public safety. when it comes to the police unions, those, they actually have a claus in their contract making them, exempt from furloughs. after today, there will be a news conference oned budget crisis. mayor dixon is expected to be there. we will have a fox 45 news crew there.
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stay with us for the latest. police nationwide are being warned to prepare for a possible terror attack. the fbi and department of homeland security say stadium, entertainment venues, hotels could all be vulnerable. police are being told to look out for backpack bombs, car bombs and other explosives. >> no specific information that would give concern for that information, other than the fact that post 9/11 world we're concerned about a lost things. >> this news comes after fbi foiled bomb plots in new york and denver. stay tuned for the latest coverage of this story. we will have the latest on a terror alert, and the arrest of three terrorists in that bomb plot coming up from new york later this hour. repairs have yet to begin at the watermain break at dundalk. the waiting game is about over for homeowners waiting on
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insurance claims. joel d smith is live at dundalk with that part of the story. good morning, joel. >> reporter: you're right, patrice. these folks can't wait any longer. 26 homes without power. even those with power are are losing something called hope. they don't think they're going to get paid by insurance anymore. they're wondering if the city can do something about it. this group has been helping people clean up. now we're seeing progress on the outside as well. this is the backyard we have shown you for the past couple of years, the water came up to here. the trash at the backyard has been up to here at time. now pretty clear. take a closer look. not too bad, you got to clean up the big stuff is the problem. five days after the watermain break, but people are improving. they had no choirks becaus choif they didn't begin to clean up, mold would begin setting in. homeowners learning what is covered by insurance and what is not. about a 3rd are getting
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money from insurance companies, a 3rd are not and the other 3rd are still trying to figure it out. the more likely the secondary damage occurs, we're talking about the mold and the rotting of the wood. many are holding off to the belief that politians who were helping support on friday, will come on through. sheer a an example of what we heard from the politians. >> the water and infrastructure is not something maintained by your state. it's something maintained by your metropolitan counties and street together. >> they're also being told to file a claim with the city, because it's a city watermain pipe. >> reporter: mayor sheila dixon was asked about it. she is telling residents to file claims with the city as it looks into its liability in the midst of all of this senator ben car don is trying to do something. he is getting with other senators a $30 billion funding bill to help the infrastructure
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of a part of america. that part of america includes, maryland and the dundalk area. residents here say, great, but it's probably not going to help them. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. we are following breaking news just into our newsroom. police are the scene of a police involved shooting in the 2400 block of pickerring drive. it happened just after 6:00. we do have a crew on the way, ask we will bring you the latest as it becomes available. a bethesda teen indicted for possession of weapons will plead to a lesser charge. police arrested the 19-year-old last year after allegedly finding assault weapons, ammunition and chemicals in his bedroom. they discovered a fake cia badge
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and a map of camp david. still ahead, more other arrests are expected in a terror probe that involves real deal terrorists. we have more details on the intended target coming up from washington. our first day of fall having a hard time saying that, never
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welcome back. we met our friend here luke doradi a few minutes ago. he is the wroogh weather kid foe day. he is at. >> cockeysville, maryland. >> you go to school where. >> warrenville elementary. and before we get started do you want to say hi to anybody. >> yes, i want to say hello to my teachers, my parents and my friends. today it will be 71 degrees, part helpartly cloudy, wind comm the west, 3 miles per hour. 87% humidity, pressure 30.18 and what? >> itches falling. >> and the dew point is? >> 67 degrees fahrenheit. >> and you got to throw these
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temperatures. throw. there you go, nice toss. >> it's 71 degrees in hagu haguz hagerstown. in salisbury it's 71 degrees. >> it's a mild start to the day. what does the sky hd radar show us? n it looks like we got showers coming up to us. >> that is due to? >> the high pressure. >> the high pressure offshore bringing us southerly flow. and it's coming later. >> what is coming after that a cold front from the north. >> it's going to bring us cooler air. by the nighttime we should. >> a little bit of sun by friday evening. >> yes. >> you want to do the forecast. >> sure. it should be 82 degrees, partly sunny, and possibly a thunderstorm later. >> hundreuh-huh. >> and a little bit of humid, what about tonight? >>tonight it should be 67 degrees fahrenheit, maybe a
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thunderstorm. >> yep, and a few showers around. winds out of the south at? >> at 5 degrees. >> at 5 miles an hour, what about the rest of the forecast, the seven-day forecast. let's start with today. >> 82 degrees, and we should have some showers. >> yeah, uh-huh. not a whole lot but some and tomorrow? >> on thursday, it's 83 degrees with some thunderstorms. >> and maybe some sun. >> and friday? >> partly sunny, mostly sunny, 75 degrees. >> it's probably the best day the week, right? >> yes. >> what about the weekend? >> 72 degrees on saturday. >> yep, starting off with some sunshine, right? >> yeah. and some rain later in the day. >> and what about sunday? >> sunday, it's mostly cloudy and maybe some rain storms with a high of 74. >> and monday and tuesday? >> it should be partly cloudy and maybe some showers. >> yep, with a high of 75. >> we finish out on tuesday with
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the seven-day forecast with -- mostly sunny and 70 degrees. >> good job. >> let's go here and now you're going to toss it back to, don't go to -- who are you going to toss it to? >> back to patrice. >> thank you so much, luke. congratulations. you did a good job. you were already walking away from there over to my desk. i heard that you are an anchor of school news. >> yes. >> you think you want to come up here and hang out with me. i need a coanchor? i do. you want to switch from being an anchor to a meteorologist? >> yes. >> all right. just gave up on my job. thanks, luke. >> outside of news and outside of weather, what do you like to do? >> play sports. >> sports. when you're grown up and graduate from school, what do you want to do go the sports route, the news route or do something completely. >> i'm not sure. >> i think you have sometime.
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you said. >> the weather position is filled here. if you want an anchor, a position is open. >> hey, hey, luke nice meeting you. steve will he show you out now. >> if you would like to be a part of weather kid wednesday, you can drop steve a line at foxbaltimore.com and since steve is showing luke out, i will let you know that fox 45 sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at fox baltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track the incoming storms. the ente interactive tools willt you know when rain or thunderstorms will be over your house. all you have to do is look at foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. luke has the weather. he can jump in and anchor a little but i will take care of traffic this morning. the average speeds are holding their own. we're looking at 63 at the northeast corridor of 95.
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63 on he 83 and baltimore county. we're down to 61 if traveling on the jfx. as we make our way west, we'ring at 57 at the beltway. we're up to 64 on the south side of 95 at howard county. we do have a crash to tell you about in towson. this is going to be on the inner loop lanes of the beltway right -- just before you hit the jfx. the center lane will be blocked. do expect delays. it's going to be a slow go from greenspring avenue. it unfortunately will be a slow go if you're traveling the outer loops had morning as well. cars are starting to buildup from parkville to towson. good news for those of you traveling the northeast of whitemarsh. you can see that a little bit of volume is starting to pick up along the southbound lanes. cars are starting to cruise along so no concerns there. as we take a look at dundalk, we are still dealing with the effects of the watermain break. broening highway is shutdown. as we take a look at the pictures from friday, water is gushing everywhere, severe
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flooding. it is a different story today. broening highway will remain shutdown at avon avenue. the truck trying to ak set the marine -- access the marine terminal. stick with 695 and the keith exit. for more information, log on to foxbaltimore.com and click on traffic edge. let's send it back to you, patrice. thank you, lauren. if you have something happening in your community, you can share it with baltimore. you load photos, videos or written stories to neighborhood news. go to foxbaltimore.com/your take. can you also send photos and videos directly from your cell phone through pics at fox baltimore.co are 50 percent off. save 50 percent on linden street quick dry towels.
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new this morning, in just a few hours, the board of estimates will vote on a new budget plan filled with furloughs and layoffs. the plan includes five mandatory
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furlough days, for city workers and the e elimination of 2 dozen jobs. right now the city is facing a $62 million budget gap. the group chairman says they're close to making a decision on a proposed casino at the ocean down racetrack near ocean city. the track owner submitted a bid for 800 slot machines to start. if the site isn't approved today, the panel expects to have a decision by its next meeting scheduled for october 7th. the new head of the fbi for maryland says fighting terrorism remains the bureau's pop top priority in our region. the bureau won't shift its focus away from terrorism and back to conventional crime anytime soon. while there's no terrorist threats in our region. terror authorities have arrested
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three men in new york and denver. these men are the real deal and more arrests are expected in the terror probe. samantha hayes joins us from washington, good morning, samantha. >> reporter: while the exact details of this terror plot are not known, investigators say it was well organized and very dangerous. authorities say more arrests may be coming in a widening u.s. terror investigation. at the center of the investigation, three men charged with lying to federal agents. the father and muslim cleric were arrested over the weekend in what the justice department had said was a plot to detonate bombs in the united states. they have all the allegations. authorities say he had been working with fbi is accused of trying to tip off that he was being monitored, a claim that his lawyer denies. >> the authorities generally requested that the emom find out
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anyway he can where zasi where he is, where he is going and what he is up to. that is what they wanted to know. that makes sense, because they think that he was coming to new york for the purpose of carrying out a terrorist attack. >> reporter: all three people were in afganistan and came to the united states legally. >> the millitary recall is having somebody inside of the wire. he doesn't need to go through immigration and through costumes. >> reporter: while there's no information regarding the specific timing or target of any alleged attacks, there's still concerns. that has prompted the department of homeland security to issue new warnings about the vulnerability about so-called soft targets. >> we worry about transportation hubs, subways, buses, that sort of thing. >> reporter: well, federal counter terrorism officials are urging law enforcement and private companies to be more
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vigilant at entertainment complexes and hotels. patrice, back to you. samantha, what are the charges that these men could face? >> athey could face many charge. it depends on the details of this alleged terror plot. right now they're charged with lying to federal authorities. that maybe less than being charged with activities being relate to terrorist plot. every information we're getting from sources close to the investigation is that this is quite serious. we understand they're looking for hard evidence in the case, the actual explosives that they have indicated that the one of the suspects was going to use. >> samantha hayes reporting from washington, thank you. facing a flood of scams in dundalk. we will tell how to get help without getting taig eni taken s week's confident consumer. excuse me, i said i was not going to deal with it.
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i expect to you respect it. next the mayor goes on the
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first of all i'm not going to allow the media to drown me in public. there's many sides to the investigation, but i'm not going to take the time to deal with it. >> but there's a logical explanation. >> excuse me. i just said i'm not going to deal with it, i expect you to respect that. state prosecutors are looking for the source of unexplained tax that made its way back into her accounts in 2004. how will that affect the investigation? attorney steve allen joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning patrice. >> so nearly $14,000 made it into her account over a 6 month period back in 2004. why is that a problem? is it because she didn't report
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where some of it came from or it's a bigger issue? >> $4,000 of it came from lipscomb. the issue is not going to be so much the cash but the cash in a larger picture. if there was an extended amount of cash in '06, '07, and large amounts that, would be the illegal activity. we have the disclosure from the bodyguard. that disclosure is that the mayor is a shopaholic and was unable to live within her means. she needed a cash infusion. she spends more than what she has. it creates a motive as to the prosecutor as to why she took the gift cards. that's an important part of the prosecutor's case. what we're seeing now is a preview of how the state intends to try this case. obviously, from this information, what they're going to do is try to try this case on the gift cards. this is a woman who lived beyond
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her means, needed other sources of money to buy things that she wanted to buy, which gives a reason to take the gift cards. >> and why do they need that reason, if they've already connected her to the gift cards in the sense that some of the purchases were made on the gift cards, whatever the balance on was paid on her credit card. that seems to link her according to prosecutors to the gift cards. why do they need even more beyond that? >> the jury is going to want to know why she took the cards. >> she is going to presumely suggest there was a legitimate reason for taking the cars that she had an excuse. this gives the prosecutor the ability to argue, that she took the cards because she needed the money. >> one of the other things that came from the driver's testimony is that the mayor, according to him, gave him wads of cash and said here, put this in your bank account and pay my credit card debt off. talk about what that means and how significant that will be? >> well, it suggested that she is trying to prevent people from realizing, she is getting the
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cash. you can back that up, to if you can show a lot of cash over an extended period that she has a source of money which is questionable. >> okay. >> beyond just lipscomb. that gives a flavor to the case. >> always interesting as this case goes on.
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> next on fox 45 morning news. >> our budget has been cut to the bone. baltimore's budget crisis takes its toll. how see workers will be paying the price. cleaning up the dundalk desaster. we're live at day five of the aftermath. if you get a spill like this all over your kitchen floor. this a whole can of soda. >> it promises to be the last mop you ever buy. we put the smart mop to the will it work test. good morning. it's wednesday, september 23rd. i'm patrice harris. let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig and you have been having a hard time saying it today. let me try saying it. what is the temperature for the first day of fall? >> first day of fall. >> that's a lot of alteration
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there. >> what it is, it's the first dreary day and humid day, also. even though the temperatures were in the 70s it felt a lot warmer. we will be today as the temperatures warm up a little bit more. nothing halfy you don't expect. we are -- nothing heavy, you don't expect. the a dreary day and not the best first day of fall. we're looking at a better day on friday by the time w we get the. and you can see the bigger picture indicating moisture from the south coming our way with the southerly flow. there's chances of showers for later in the day. 71 degrees in baltimore and annapolis as well. 69 in chester town and 68 in both bel air and cockeysville, 67 in westminister. as we move through the day 77 degrees at noon. 78 degrees at 6:00 p.m. after hitting the high temperature of 82 at about 2 or 3:00 this
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afternoon. again, thunderstorm chances there, but again that, is going to bring a whole lot of it more than just light showers. what is happening on the roadways as you head out this morning? >> well, lauren cooke is in for candace dold. she has the answer with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. volume is starting to pick up in the northeast corridor of 95 as can you see. cars are just stacked and packed in the southbound lanes. now if you're traveling from mountain road to 695, you're looking at a lengthy 10-minute trip. but you will see relief if you're using the fort mchenry tunnel. you're looking at 5 minutes to get through the tubes. we have more troubles if you're using the jfx to get to the city this morning. you're looking at an 11-minute drive and a whole lot of scone jetion. congestion. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, let's send that back to you. we are following breaking news just into our newsroom. police are on the scene of a police involved shooting in the
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2400 block of pickerring drive in northeast baltimore. it happened just after 6:00 this morning and we do have a crew on the way. we will bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available. in just a few hours, baltimore city's board of estimates will vote on andy tailed plan to cut its budget. it's expected to include even more furloughs and more layoffs. megan gilliland joins us now with the latest. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. city is starting to filet $60 billion budget gap. we knew more painful cuts would be coming. it appears it will be coming today. many will see salary cuts and dozens of others will lose their jobs. they put their life on the line to save others, but these days dozens of city firefighters are just trying to save their jobs. >> very haven't seen morale lower than it is right now. >> reporter: today the city board of estimates will vote on a plan to close the budget gap. it includes five mandatory
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furlough days for city workers, possibly more for those with higher pay, and the elimination of more than 2 dozen jobs. >> we have deal with the hand that we are dealt. this is the economy that no one would have asked for, but you know, this is the hand. >> reporter: city fire chief jim clack says four position inside his department including his assistant fire chief are among those cuts. at a fire's union meeting last night, he spoke out saying that he is proud of his firefighters and is willing to work with the city to reach its goal as painless as possible. >> the way to combat low morale is information and being present, giving them the truth, giving them what is happening and just being honest. >> reporter: the city is negotiating with fire and police union stewards to see where they can cut more fat without jeopardizing public save hety. when it comes to the police union, they actually have a clause in their contract making them exempt from furloughs, but the city is still asking them to
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make should cuts somewhere. megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news police nationwide are being warned to prepare for a possible terror attack. the fbi and department of homeland security say stawd sta, entertainment venues, and hotels could be vulnerable. they are being told to look out for back pa bein backpack bombss and other explosives. >> a post 9/11 world we are concerned about a lot of things. the news comes after federal authorities foil possible al-qaeda bomb plots in new york city and denver. five days since that massive watermain break if dundalk and still 26 homes are without power and gas. that is according to bge. many people with power, though, are not ferring much better and now they're looking for someone to blame.
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joel d smith is there with more. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. there's been progress. and yesterday we couldn't even see in these backyards. eventually folks going on their own figuring they are going to have to cover the cost and he they don't want mold building up. what happened in your? >> it was our crawlspace that got any kind of damage if it was that. >> reporter: your insurance worked pretty well. >> we have nationwide insurance. they came in and cleaned out the crawlspace and sprayed it for mold and put a dehumid phie firn there. >> reporter: what is the feel in the neighborhood now. >> a lot of dust and first the dirt. it feels kind of hard to breathe sometimes. other than that, i mean, last night was the quietest night since it all started. so.
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>> reporter: people starting to feel a little bit better about that. i know you have been talking to folks and wondering if there's another main out there that might break sometime. >> yeah, my son's bus driver told me that she knows someone who told her that there's another main, bigger than this one that hasn't been worked on for over 100 years. it's kind of crazy. >> reporter: whether that is hearse or not, what -- hear say, or not, what does that make you think about living here. >> i wonder if we want to be here. >> reporter: but you like living here. >> yes, it's a nice neighborhood here. >> reporter: her house not too bad. she is one of the success stories in terms of how the insurance worked with her. that hasn't been the case everywhere. some folks are looking for politians to help them out. that hasn't happened yet, either. as well as every home is different in terms of what is in their backyard. every result is different when it comes to be answe insurance d
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homeowners. we're live in dundalk, joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. if you're under 18 in howard county, tanning beds could be off-limits. they say the beds are widely suspected of causing skin cancer and it shouldn't be up to the parents to decide if tanning is okay. >> society has deemed it not correct or not appropriate for parents to have the right to choose to give consent to their minor children to be able to buy a pack of marlboro. we feel the same should hold for inside door tanning beds. >> laws requiring parental permission for parental tanning bed use have not been successful in lowering the number of teens using tanning beds. an out ban for teenagers would be the first in the nation. stay tuned for fox 45 morning news for continuing coverage of this story. dr. peter bealeson will join us live coming up in the upcoming hour. we want to know what you think.
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should howard county ban teens from using tanning beds. that is the question of the day. we are going to open the phone lines soon, but you can send us a tweet at fox baltimore right now. a perhaps alt proposal to es benefits. states that would be eligible for the new bill. if you took the day off today, i will let you know if you made a good decision. you are watching fox 45 morning news, all local all morning. tonight out of dundalk where there's a massive watermain break. getting dirty
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hour. we do expect the chance of some showers later in the day. we are not expecting anything heavy-duty in terms of downpours. yesterday got light showers in spots, a little drizzle but not a whole lot. the composite image indicating the movement to the north from the south. it's the moisture from the south moving in our direction. you see the showers that were in the southern part of the eastern shore moving through salisbury earlier now moving through delaware and new jersey. more of the same is possible later in the day as a lot of this moisture heads in our direction. here is what we got, cold front well to the north. that is going to legal for the warmer air to stay in place here for the next couple of days. in fact, we should get with a southerly flow, low 80s today and tomorrow. eventually that front is going to move closer and it's going to bring us cooler air for the weekend. high pressure is going to bring in the north. that is going to bring the northerly flow and that is going to bring cooler temperatures for the weekend. eventually by friday, saturday and sunday a lot of moisture is going to creep in here. that is going to bring shower chances on saturday night into
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sunday. here is a look at the future scan model. it won't show us a whole lot in terms of green on the map. accord to this bit of rain that is in a alignment with the front. anything we get will be in line with that not a whole lot of moisture meaning a cold front that will produce a lot of rain. temperature wise we're looking at temperatures that start off in the 70s, pretty much throughout the state and will climb more today into the low 80s. 83 degrees for the eastern shore's high temperature and the chance of those light showers there. cleveland has rumbles of thunder around, we are not expecting severe weather but more instability. storms possible later in the afternoon, 82 degrees for the central part of the of the state. back we look at temperatures to get up to 81 degrees. 67 for the overnight low. still some showers, again moving through the day today, we will get up to 77 degrees by noon. 78 at 6:00 p.m. after getting to the high of 82, around 2 or
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3:00 this afternoon. 83 degrees for tomorrow's high temperature. showers and a lesser chance of seeing the showers, but actually a better chance of hearing some thunder mixed if you have the showers. 75 degrees, drier day on friday as you get the drier air from the north moving in. cooler, too, 78 degrees with the showers returning late saturday and into sunday. sunday 74 degrees and 75 for monday with still some showers. 70 on tuesday with mostly clear skies. fox 45 sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. can you use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. interactive tools let you see when rain or thunderstorms will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click other iradar. now lauren cooke is back with another check of what is happening on the roadways with the traffic edge, lauren. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're dealing with a lot of accidents, but our average speeds are holding their own for the most part. taking a look at the northeast corridor of 95, we're looking at 61 miles per hour.
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a slower 52 if traveling on the jfx. things don't get much better as we make our way to the west side of the beltway. we're looking at free miles per hour. they do pick up to 57 as we make our way down to the south side of howard county. we have a serious crash reported on 795 at owings mills boulevard. reisterstown road not looking like a bad alternative route. as we take a look at west liberty road ar a lot of volumes starting to pick up on the outer loop lanes. we have a crash reported and this one is at 83 at the southbound lanes at timonium road. york road is not looking like a bad bet. the troubles persist as we make our way to the beltway. at greenspring avenue, it's going to a heavy ride on the outer loop lanes as well. very slow go from parkville to towson and from towson to the he 83. as for the northeast corridor of 95, taking a live look here in whitemarsh, you can see a lot of volume along the southbound
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lanes. cars just stacked and packed this morning. bel air road not looking like a bad alternative route. that's a look at morning travels. patrice, let's send it back to you. lauren, thank you. still ahead, recovering from a massive watermain break. the scam dundalk residents trying to clean up to watch out for. and slots finally making their way to maryland. the location where a casino could be approv it's all part of why the jetta is the top-selling german engineered sedan in america. i mean how do you people get anything done? you're in a meeting and you say,
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the senate prepares to take action now that the house has passed a bill to extend unemployment benefits. the new legislation will provide another 13 weeks of unemployment to people living if 27 states in cross the country plus the district of columbia and puerto rico. all of areas have jobless rate over 8%. senator leader harry reid is promising quick action on a bill. vice president joe biden will travel to montgomery county to get the word out on healthcare reform. he will join the health and human service secretary at leasure world. yesterday the vice president spoke to the association of insurance commissioners, saying the rising costs of insurance premiums is a key reason the system must be changed. maryland's video lottery commission could approve the
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first slot license in the state as early as today. the group chairman says they're close to making a decision on a proposed casino near ocean city. the casino owner submitted a bid for 8,000 machines at the site. if it's not approved, they expect to have a decision by the next meeting scheduled for october 7th. people in dundalk are still trying to recover from a watermain break that sent thousands of gallons of water into their neighborhood and into their homes. without insurance to cover the damage, many homeowners are left to clean up the best way they can. that is where scam artists come in. for today's consumer report, andy barnett with the better business bureau is here with tips on how to avoid the most common post desaster scams. it's a a shame that we have to talk about it, but we do. what are the most common scams. >>what you're seeing is door to dordoor solicitations.
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a lot, but not all, are individuals who are not licensed and are not local. they're not from this area. they're making claims that they represent the insurance company, local government and whatever. the next one you see is oftentimes they're going to tell you that your home has been significantly damaged. they're going to make claims that are scare tactics or they will tell you, they just did the neighbor's down the street on they're ready to do yours and can do it cheaper. >> if they're scaring you there's mold in your house, you're likely to act. >> it's an emotional time anyway, it's your home. when they add and compound that fear, you tend to act quickly. that is the advice we want to give is don't make an immediate decision. >> don't pay anybody all the money up front? >> that's right. and thank you. that's another scam we see. they're going to low ball and give you a low price if you pay up front. what we want to remind
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everybody, standard practice according to regulations, 1/3, do not pay more than 1/3, which leads to, it's important to get multiple bids or estimates on a project. make sure that you get a contract. don't let them say i'm going to do the work and you don't have a written contract. don't sign a blank contract. make sure if that contract has any verbal promises. and genre minder -- reminder do business with somebody with licensing and only put 1/3 down. >> how do you know where do you look up the information as to the licenses or who do you call? >> it should be on the truck and on their contract. they're going to be licensed with the maryland home improvement commission. you can call them or check online at the maryland home improvement commission and you can get a license number from them and better business bureau. we have a reliability report on that company we try to report
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their license number. >> thank you for that. >> if you want more information on the better business bureau, just log on to our website at foxbaltimore.com. later on discussing plans for climate change at un summit. the ideas put forth bit president of china. and warnings of a possible terrorists attack what police across the country have
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china's president lays out his plan for addressing climate change at the un summit, read that story and more in today's washington times. >> reporter: here is a quick look at the stories we're following from washington today. in the midst of his busy day of enteinternational diplomacy,
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president obama called world leaders to take action to prevent climate change. as climate change legislation in the u.s. remains stalled in congress. chinese president laid out a plan for his country that can be implemented right away. he includes expanding china's use of nuclear energy, pledging to generate 15% of the country's energy needs from renewable sources and planting enough trees to cover an area the size of norway. all the first one of the largest polluters. meanwhile the authorities if new york city and cities across the country are on high alert after local authorities warn law enforcement to be vigilant, around hotel, stadiums and entertainment complexes. the fbi arrested three men this week in colorado in connection with an investigation of
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purported plot to be carried out by people in the u.s. and pakistan to detonate bombs here in the united states. defense analyst sell us the investigation -- tell us the investigation is extremely alarmist. three people are not enough for a suspected plot. they expect nor plotters to be at large. is your city's rail or transit safe? they have a message for transit systems across the country. there may be a flaw on the device used to detect and warn operators of on coming trains. the officials discovered the gnaw while investigating the rail train crash here in washington. officials decided an urgent warning be issued so other safety issues could be addressed. that's the latest here from washington today. i'm julie h bedane, back to you.
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you can read those stories by logging on to foxbaltimore.com. the location of concern. and a budget crisis in baltimore. i'm megan gilliland, how city workers will be paying the price. febreze air effects eliminates odors in the air and leaves a fresh scent. febreze, official air freshener of the nfl.
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welcome back to fox 45 morning news. 7:30 is the time. i'm patrice harris. let's go to meteorologist steve fertig and get a look at our first full day of fall. >> you sure you want to see. >> not really. >> it's not terrible. it's comfortable temperature wise we're in the upper 60s and near 70 in spots.
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that part not bad. just dreary once again. can't get out of this pattern where we have clouds hanging over us, hanging overn me. take a look at temperature. the good thing about the cloud cover is that it keeps the temperatures mild overnight so you don't lose the heat. calm winds at bus stop. we won't need the jacket that we typically start to need this time of year. 70 degrees at hagerstown looking for shower chances later in the day, not a whole lot of rain coming your way but showers nevertheless, about a 40% chance today. then we will be talking a little bit more tomorrow as well. temperatures today and tomorrow getting into the low 80s. today we should get to 77 at noon after hitting the high temperature of about 82 degrees. and we will get you the rest of the week forecast which includes drier but cooler temperatures later on as we head toward the weekend. right now lauren cooke is standing by to let you know what it looks like on the roadways
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with the traffic edge. lauren? >> reporter: thank you very much, steve. we do have a lot of accidents working. as we take a live look at the west side of the beltway. you can see cars are stacked and packed on the outer loop lanes. unfortunately we do have a mess on 795 an accident on the southbound lanes at owings mills boulevard that you do want to watch out for. stick with reisterstown road as an alternate route this morning. we do have more troubles as we make our way on to the beltway, another accident reported on the inner loop lanes at greenspring avenue. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, let's send it back to you. we are following breaking news out of northeast baltimore this morning. officers are on the scene of a police involved shooting in the 2400 block of bridge hampton drive. now it happened just after 6:00 this morning. there's no word on who was shot or what they're condition is, but as soon as we get more
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information, we will bring it to you. more painful cuts for city baltimore workers. in just a few hours the board of estimate will vote on a new budget cuts filled with furloughs and layoffs. megan gilliland is here to tell us on what we can expect today. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. the city is facing a $60 million budget cut. it appears that there will be painful cuts voted on today. at 9:00 the city board of estimates will meet inside city hall to vote on a detailed budget plan. it includes five mandatory furlough days for all he city workers, possibly more for those with higher pay and the elimination of more than 2 dozen jobs. fire chief says jim clack four position inside his department including the assistant fire chief is among those cuts. it's already having a big impact on morale. >>the way to combat low morale is information and being present, giving them the truth, giving them what is happening and just being honest.
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>> reporter: the city is negotiating with fire and police unions, too to see where they can cut more fat without jeopardizing public safety. when it comes to the police unions, they actually have a clause in their contract making them exempt from furloughs. still the city is asking them to make some cuts somewhere. after today's vote there will be a news conference on budget crisis. mayor dixon is expected to be there. we will have a fox 45 news crew there. police departments are being warned to be ready for a possible terrorists attack. officials with the fbi and the department of homeland security, say stadiu stadium, entertainmet venues, could be vulnerable. police are told to look for car bombs, backpack bombs and other explosives. >> no specific information that would give concern for those areas, other than after the post
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9/11 world we're concerned about a lot things. they foiled possible terror attacks in new york city and denver. repairs have yet to start at the 6-foot watermain break in dundalk. the crews are looking for a cause. meanwhile the waiting game for homeowners with insurance companies is just about over. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. at last check, bge tells us 26 homes still without power. that is not good, but we are seeing progress here, like you said, because people feel they have no choice. but if you look around, it's not like the progress is everywhere. is this is a good one. this backyard was completely covered with trash and water logged equipment including t.v.s and chairs. across the street you can tell they haven't put everything away. that's the difference five days after the massive watermain break at broening highway. people realize if they don't
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start cleaning up mold will be setting in if it hasn't already. signs of frustration are everywhere as homeowners learn what is covered by insurance. a 3rd is getting money from insurance companies, a 3rd is not, and a 3rd still in negotiations. the longer the families wait to clean up, hoping that the money will come, the more the rotting and mold can occur. many are holding on to the belief that politians may save the day. these pol politicians who were promising support over the weekend and the days after the flooding. here is a look at what the politians told us recently. >> the water and waste infrastructure is not something maintained by your state. it's something maintained by your metropolitan counties and the city together. >> they're also being told to file a claim city, because it's the city watermain pipe. >> reporter: we also asked mayor sheila dixon. she told residents to file a
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claim as well as the city looks into its liability. one more politician, senator ben cardin proposed the $35 billion in funding for clean safe water and improving infrastructure badly needed as this very old watermain as there's many others across the country. obviously, they want to take care of that before something like this happens again. folks around here, say great idea. wish it would have come earlier. i'm joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. more bad news for first mariner bank. they have started foreclosure proceedings. ththey allege the institution tk part in unsafe and unsound practices. founder and ceo ed hill says the bank is working to raise millions in capital and remove bad debt. >> we have really started something from nothing and we have come to this point and we
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don't expect it to fail. we expect that we're going to come through this. >> hail says real estate loans from as early as 2003 contributed to the problem. the woman who could become the first african mayor of annapolis is planning to address the controversy surrounding questionable campaign expenses today. zena pierre spent $5,000 to pay a business. the campaign report gives the address as a private home in baltimore as the company's location, but the couple that lives there, says they don't know piere, and they don't own any company. piere plans to discuss her finance during a news conference today. show me the money. according to the u.s. census, maryland is the richest state in the country. this is the second state the old line state has topped the list with howard, montgomery, and
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counties ranking as the top in the nation. it increased the median to $70,000 last year. if you're under 18 in howard county, tanning beds could be ofoff-limits. officials want to ban the teen from using the tanning beds. they say the beds are highly suspected of causing skin cancer. they also say it shouldn't be up to the parents to decide if tanning is okay. >> society has deemed it's not correct or appropriate for parents to have the right to choose to give consent to their minor children to buy a pack of marlboro. we think the same should hold for tanning beds. >> laws requiring parental permission for tanning bed use has not proved successful. an all out ban for teenagers would be the first in the nation. stay tuned for fox 45 morning news for continuing coverage of this story.
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dr. bealeson will join us. we warrant to know what you think -- we want to know what you think. should they ban teenagers from using the tanning beds. you can call us at (410)481-4545 or send us a tweet at fox baltimore. coming up cleaning up a mess without drip. >> we try out the smart mop to see if it's as quick and absorbent as it claims. and pack your patience as you head out this morning. cars are stacked and packed on the west side of the beltway. i will let you know how to avoid the details coming up next in traffic edge report. you're watching fox 45 morning news, all local all morning.
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coming up on 7:42 on this wednesday morning. we're looking at the hd radar looking for some rain. not much out there, but that could change later on this afternoon. looking at showers and right now check the hd radar in motion. you can see the movement light activity earlier moving through delaware and new jersey. more moisture to the south. that moisture to the south is going to be moving our way for the southerly flow. that brings us more chances for showers later in the day. frontal boundary is well to the north and that is going to stay out of the way for now allowing the temperatures to warm up more
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with the southerly flow. right now 71 degrees at the inner harbor. that is pretty mild certainly with all the cloud cover out there. we're seeing the temperatures not bulging a whole lot from the overnight temperatures. we have winds that are really calm so we don't have much in the way of winds at all, frankly. 441.19 falling on the barometer. that means it's going to be a humid day today. just like yesterday if you were walking any distance, you had to stab yourself. it was causing perspiration. the temperatures only got into the mid-to upper 70s. today we will get into the low 80s with the humidity. a little bit more in the way of han kerchief and napkin day. taking a look at the high pressure offshore it's bringing a southerly flow this time of around. it's not going to see any heave owe downpours at all throughout the day. that would have been what i showed you at the future scan model.
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i only let it show in next couple of hours. it's not going to be anything concentrated. this is what you may see a light shower around. for the high temperature we're going to be around normal where we get to 82 degrees. the southerly flow bringing in the moisture up our way. it's really moisture back to the west. we will talk about that later that is going to be heading in for the end of the weekend that brings us more activity as far as heavier downpours. today light showers for the western part of maryland as well. can't rule out a thunderstorm both in the afternoon or the evening. we don't expect any severe weather out of this. expect more instability could bring rumbles of thunder. 67, another mild night tonight. as we move through the day, though, we get to 77 degrees by noon. 78 degrees after 6:00 p.m. getting to the high temperature of 82 at 3:00 this afternoon. 83 on tuesday, can't rule out showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. another warm day, but then the cold front moves in from the north. brings us cooler but drier air
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for friday. 75 degrees and more sunshine. 72 degrees on saturday. we will be overly concerned about the showers. the showers will hold off late in the day. sunday a better chance of showers early on. 75 degrees for the high. if you happen to be going to the ravens game, however, you will deal with the light showers perhaps. 1:00 kickoff time around 75 degrees. 75 for the high on monday with showers still. 70 and drier for tuesday, so definitely cools down. note the overnight lows check it out 59 degrees to wednesday. fall will be here then. fox 45 sky watch weather is now at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45's powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you see when rain or thunderstorms will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. and now with a look at what is happening on the roadways. here is lauren cooke again with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're dealing with several accidents. as a result our average speeds have taken a tumble. taking a look at northeast
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corridor at 95. that is holding its own at 60 miles per hour. we're looking at a slow 43 at 83 in baltimore county. doesn't get much better, 48 on the jfx. as we make our way at the west side of the beltway, look the 75 is looking good at 55 miles per hour. we're dealing with a crash at owing mill boulevard, reisterstown road not looking like a bad alternative route. congestion will continue as we hop on the west side of the beltway. looking at liberty road, a lot of volume on the inner and outer loop lanes. now we do have another accident to tell you about. this is going to be on the southbound lanes of 83, right at timonium road. it doesn't stop there. another accident reported on the inner loop lanes of the beltway at greenspring avenue. and it is going to be a heavy ride if you're traveling on the outer loop lanes as well all the way from parkville to towson and from towson to the 83. as for the northeast corridor of 95, taking a live look at
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whitemarsh, you can see cars are just stacked and packed in those southbound lanes this morning. that is a look at your morning travels. for customized traffic reports 24-7 log on to our website at foxbaltimore.com and click on traffic edge. let's send it back to you. patrice. lauren, thank you. still ahead banning tanning beds for anyone under the anal of 18. it's a proposal put forth by howard county. if approved, it would be the first ban of its kind in the nation. we want to know what you think. should howard county ban people under the age of 18 to use tanning beds. our phone lines are open now at (410)481-4545. give us a call. or send us a tweet at fox
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a new report from the american cancer society says laws requiring parental
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permission for tanning bed use have not been successful in lowering the number of teens using tanning beds. with the beds widely suspected of causing skin cancer, howard county wants to ban their use for anyone under 18. that leads us to the question of the day. should howard county ban people under the anal of ag -- age of 8 from using the beds. our phone lines are (410)481-4545. you can send us a tweet at fox baltimore. our first caller is terry. >> good morning, terry. >> what do you think about the potential ban of people under 18? >> i don't believe it should be allowed. i understand the medical part of it, but i also understand that parents do have some rights. it just seems that the government is -- >> go ahead. >> all right, this is kim from columbia. we lost terry. >> hi, kim, how are you. >> i live in columbia in howard
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county and i think they should get rid of them. >> why is that. >> it's a real health risk to the kids and everyone. they shouldn't be used. >> we were talking about smn somebody on the phone who said, i understand the medical issue but as a parent i should be allowed to decide what is best for my child. >> sometimes -- i believe as a parent you should, but right now i think that they should take force. because the kids are not going to stop and some of the parents are not going to stop them. cancer is a bad thing. >> of course. kim, let me ask you this. let me play devil's advocate. where does it stop? where would you draw the line on the government intervening on what you could decide for your children. you want them to seat in the front seat of the car and the government says that is not a good place. all the kids have to be in the back seat. that is random, but where does it draw the line? >> as far as safety reasons, i think they should step in, but then again. like i said. it's like a 2-sided coin.
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like you said, wro do you stop it. i was hopping that you would make the best decisions. sometimes you need somebody to step in because parents don't do the right thing. >> and you're right about that. >> i think some the business owners of these tanning beds have a bit of a problem, too. a lot of questions about it. again, if this happens, it would be the first of a kind in the nation. so we will continue to follow it and see what happens. rick is on the line now. good morning, rick. >> rick? i thought rick was on the line. good morning, are you there? >> well, we lost him, but thank you for your calls this morning. and if you have any other thoughts, make sure you send them to our tweeter page. we're still looking at that. stay tuned because we're going to continue covering the story health county health officer dr. peter bealeson is going to join us live. if you have questions for him, you can tweet those to us. that is coming up in the later half hour. coming up slots making their way to maryland, the location
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>>next on fox 45 morning news. >> our budget has been cut to the bone. baltimore's budget crisis takes its toll. how city workers will be paying the price. cleaning up the dundalk desaster. we're live at day five of the aftermath. and it's nothing to sneeze at. we have got the family 411 on swine flu. good morning. it's wednesday, september 23rd. i'm patrice harris. good morning, i'm megan gilliland. welcome first to full day of full. let's check in with meteorologist steve ter figure an--fertig to see what it firsty has in store. i see your frowning face.
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>> i'm smiling on the inside. >> temperatures will be warming up today. that the is the right direction if you like warmer temperatures. still not bad by a degree, cooler. it's all going to bring us moisture and the chance for a few showers, only about a 30 to 40% chance at that. 72 degrees at baltimore and in d.c. warming up a little bit. 69 in hagerstown. look for the temperatures to climb to 64 degrees for the high today -- 84 degrees today. generally warm and humid today and tomorrow. sunshine and less humid as we get into friday, actually that is today. sorry about that. and showers saturday night into sunday returning. we will get you the rest of the seven-day forecast and the ravens forecast, too, in case you have plans to go to the game in a little bit. right now let's check in with lauren cooke. she is here for candace dold and she has a look at the traffic.
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>> reporter: thank you, steve. if you are traveling on the west side of the beltway, the commute is hectic. you can see the outer loop lanes are stacked and packed right now. unfortunately you won't see much relief if yo if you're seeing te southbound lanes of 795. from westminister pike to 695, you're looking at a 9-minute trip. we do have a lot of trouble on 83, two accidents, one in the southbound lanes right there at york road, and another one at timonium road, really affecting your commute. from free land road to 695, you're looking at a lengthy 23 minute. if you're using the jfx to get into the city, from 695 all the way down toward east fayette street, you're looking at an 11-minute drive. that's a look at morning travels. patrice and megan, let's send it back to you. we are following breaking news out of northeast baltimore. you are taking a live look at police on the scene of a police involved shooting. it happened in the 2400 block of bridge hampton drive.
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it was just after 6:00 this morning when it happened. the suspect is in critical condition. we will bring you more as it becomes available. and just about an hour baltimore city board of estimates will vote on a detailed plan to cut its budget. it includes five mandatory furlough days for all-city workers, possibly more for those with higher pay. a continued highering freeze and halt of some capital projects and the elimination of more than 2 dozen jobs. city fire chief jim clack says four position inside his department including the assistant fire chief is among those cuts and it's having a big impact on morale. >> the way to combat low morale information and being present, giving them the truth, giving them what is happening, and just being honest. >> reporter: the city is facing a $60 million budget shortfall. layoffs alone would save nearly $790,000. police across the country are warned to be ready for a
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possible terrorists attack. officials with the fbi and the department of homeland security say stadiums, entertain venues and hotels could be vulnerable. they have been told to be on the look out for backpack bombs, car entombs anbombs is other explos. >> other than the fact that in post 9/11 world, we're concerned about a lost things. >> the news comes after federal authorities foiled a possible al-qaeda bomb plot in new york city and denver. major repairs have yet to start at the watermain break at dundalk. meanwhile the waiting game for homeowners is just about over. they need to begin repairs whether the claim is paid or not. joel d smith is live in dundalk with more on that part of the story. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, megan. you said it, folks can't wait much longer, because if you keep
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waiting for insurance, what is happening to your home in the process. i have a couple of people going on through that. i have twirl here. you tell me, what is the situation in your house insurance wise, what do you think? >> well, it took them three days before they even called me back. they did send out an adjust or. i do have a contractor to come in and sweeping everything out. i can't get my power back on until bge clears it because something hit my meter and that caused a two-day delay just waiting for bge to come over and put a new meter in. that is what i'm waiting for there. >> reporter: are you living in there. >> no, you can't live in there. you can't live in there. >> reporter: like i said, aren't things getting worse as you are sitting and waiting. >> yes, it is. i still have a tiny bit of water in my house on the floors. i did have somebody in there to dean up -- clean up the water. >> reporter: you will pay out of pocket for those guys if nothing gets covered.
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>> absolutely. >> reporter: good luck to you twirl. we have brian over here. a different story for you, you haven't seen anybody yet. >> i haven't -- the only people that i have seen from my home are the first people who came out on the scene. they came and totaled my car. i paid off my car in june. that is a bad situation with that. the adjust or is coming out today. that is how fast they're working so far on this situation. >> reporter: they're trying to keep a good humor on all of this. they are banding together. we have heard a word that there was a plumber who came out and gave water heaters and home depot helped to clean up some places up. the person we talked to he got a check to get more clothes. he was down to his last set. a couple of good stories. i'm joel d smith at dundalk, fox 45 morning news. a bethesda teen indicted for
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possessing weapons ask explosives will plead guilty to a lesser charge. the client will appear in federal court to plead guilty to possessing a destructive device. police arrested the 19-year-old after finding assault weapons, ammunition and chemicals in his bedroom. they also discovered a fake cia badge and a map of camp david. a lawsuit sparked by unforgettable video is thrown out in court. >> obviously, your parents don't put a foot in your mouth quite enough, because you don't understand the meaning of respect. >> that video shows shows baltimore teen being confronted for illegally skateboarding on at the inner harbor. the incident was caught on tape and became a youtube sensation. his parents filed a lawsuit against the officer but the judge threw it out. >> what is disappointing is that people are entitled to their day
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in court and have their peers decide whether or not a wrong happened and what we do about? >> the case was supposed to go to court in just three weeks. averthe officer is an 18 year veteran of the force and is still at his job. 27-year-old james privot is accused of attempting to the blowup the hancock. his girlfriend is serving for pretending to be his hostage. the trial is set at the washington county circuit court. if you're under 18 years old and howard county tanning beds could soon be off limit. county officials want to ban young teens from using the tan beds. they say the beds are suspected of causing skin cancer and it shouldn't be up to the parents to decide if tanning is okay.
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>> society has deemed it not correct or not appropriate for parents to have the right to choose to give consent to their minor children to be able to buy a pack of marlboro. we think the same should hold with indoor tanning beds. a new report from the american cancer society, says laws requiring parental permission for tanning bed use has not been successful in lowering the number of teens using tanning beds. an all out ban would be the first-in-the-nation. stay tuned for continuing coverage of this story. dr. peter bealeson will join us later this hour. show me money. according to the u.s. census, maryland is the richest state in the country. howard, montgomery counties ranking the highest in the nation. the median increased by $1,500 to over $70,000 last year.
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>> i want to see in of that money. >> me, too. >> still to come, how rude. >> but beyonce had one of the best video of all time. >> what a new poll says about the state of civility in america. and when can we expect the dreary conditions to brighten up? next on fox 45 morning news all local all morning.
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today. it could have more warmth to add to the mix. with the humidity that we had yesterday and the warming temperatures it could be less comfortable. can you see the showers moving through the southern part of the eastern shore moving northeast as we go. that is the only place where we have seen any kind of activity. even that, not a whole lot. more moisture heading in our direction that will stream from the south and with more rain chances this afternoon. we will talk about the moisture that will be coming in the latter part of the weekend. in between, we should be looking pretty good. here is a term in latter current conditions. the hd radar is going to indicate that the frontal boundary is moving in our direction. the cold front is going to move closer but we will continue to say south of that area. we -- south of that area. we will see the things move in. as the front moves through, we will get a chance of showers for the end of the weekend. here is why, high pressure comes in and it brings us drier conditions from the north. then after a couple of days of drier conditions for friday and most of saturday, more moisture
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is going to come in from the southwest direction. that is going to bring a better chance of showers as we get into the later part of saturday and into your sunday. as we look at the future scan model, you won't see a whole lot of green which indicates rain over us, that is because what we see over here is going to be rather light. we will some of it skirt around the part of maryland and even actual -- eventually the front pushes through. you will see the future scan with the predicted rainfall indicating, only .100-inch of a rain as we get light showers. it would be on the light side like yesterday. temperatures rather mild for the start of the day. 72 degrees for baltimore, the same for d.c. and 70 up in hagerstown. oakland 61 degrees there. we look at the temperatures to climb a little more than yesterday getting into the low 80s today. 82 degrees for high. with the humidity, though it will feel less comfortable. 5-10 miles an hour winds and just showers around for the afternoon or evening. 82 degrees for the central part
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of the state. can't rule out the showers with a south wind at 5-10 miles an hour. back to the west showers and even rumbles of thunder possible for the western part of maryland. 81 degrees for the high out to the west. tonight 67 degrees for the overnight low. can't rule out an evening thunderstorm, not expected to be strong, just more instability out there. you could use rumble and shower chances continuing. let's look for tomorrow to see any breaks. we won't find any yet, maybe late in the day as the front pushes through. 83 degrees for the high before the front moves through. we get showers with thunderstorms, too. friday looking a bit better, a lots of sunshine with a few clouds but cooler with the northerly flow behind the front. 75 degrees, but that is comfortable enough. 72 degrees on saturday. i think most of saturday it should be dry. look for saturdays to move in late in the day and 75 degrees on sunday with some showers. if you're headed to m&t stadium for the ravens game when they take on the browns, 1:00 p.m. temperature around 75 degrees and it could be a couple of
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light showers around then as well. in fact, it could be a little more than light as we get toward the end fthe end of the weekend. 74 degrees for the high. tuesday drier again, but look at temperatures cooling down. 70 for the high overnight tuesday night into wednesday morning. low 50s, maybe upper 40s. you say autumn, yeah. fox 45 sky watch is at your finger tips. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler raid or to track incoming storms. interactive tools will let you know when rain or thunderstorms are over your house. go to web an foxbaltimore.com ak on iradar. for a look at the roadways and the commute this morning here is lauren cooke with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're dealing with a lot of accidents and unfortunately a lot of our average speeds have taken a significant tumble. we're looking at a very slow 37 on 83 in baltimore county. it doesn't get much better than as we make our way to the jfx.
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we're looking at 43 miles per hour. 38 on the west side of the beltway, but it picks up to 63 as we make our way to the south side of 95 at howard county. we do have the serious accident work. it's going to be on the southbound lanes at 795 at owings mills boulevard. you do want to expect delays from franklin boulevard, use reisterstown road as an alternate route. we have a lot of trouble reported at the southbound lanes at york road you do want to watch out for. another crash at the southbound lanes at timonium road, just a complete mess. as we make our way on the to beltway, do expect heavy congestion, traveling the inner and outer loop lanes from parkville to t towson. taking a wide look at whitemarsh, it's not looking too bad, but do expect heavy if you are traveling on the southbound leans. we're still dealing with the effect of that massive watermain break in dundalk. broening highway remains shutdown, as you can see taking a look at pictures from friday.
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much different scene today fortunately but broening highway does remain shutdown at avon avenue. that's a look at morning travels. for customized traffic reports 24-7, log to our website at foxbaltimore.com and click on traffic edge. let's send it back to you patrice and megan. thank you, lauren. still to come, it's nothing to sneeze at. people don't know what a threat it is to their children. we have the family 411 on swine flu. and it's official, summer is over, but if you are looking for a year-round tan, we have a warning for you coming up next. 8
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kids in howard county may soon have a harder time looking tanned for prom pictures. they want to ban the tanning for
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kids underage of 17. >> what is the need for this type of ban? >> it's it's now incon trif vert ibl that these are cancer beds. 58% of minor using tanning beds report of getting burned. and burns are a known cause of melanoma as well as other skin cancer. >> let me ask you the questions that critics would ask. tanning under the sun can cause cancer, but you can't enforce how people do that, so why is it that you're going to enforce this? >> we have been told why don't you keep kids from going down to ocean city for spring break? >> right. >> there's common steps that people can take to prevent exposure to uv light.
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sunblock, and clothing, et cetera. there's no barriers, there's nothing you can do to protect yourself from unsafe uv light in tanning beds. in fact, the purpose is to get unsafe tanning. >> one of the questions that is raised, is this takes away the parent's right to take away the right to say whether a child should tan. >> i'm a parent of 5, so i consider parental rights extremely important. there's things that our society deems particularly dangerous to children. tanning beds and cigarettes are a couple of them. we don't allow parents to consent the child to go down and buy a pack of marlboro. the agency for -- the international agency that does cancer research has come out and saying that this is a big cancer causing agent as cigarette smoke. just quickly how soon could we see the ban enacted? >> we proposed the regulations to the board of health yesterday.
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the hearing for the public is november 10th and they will vote thereafter. >> we will cover that hearing. i'm sure there will be a lot of people for that hearing. still to come is rudeness on the rise? >> nasty and yelling screaming. there's no need to be like that. >> what a new poll says about civility in america. people want to know how severe it is, what a threat it is to their children. >> and next, it's nothing to sneeze at. we got the
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perhaps the scariest being called a deadly pandemic. health officials are predicting that tens of thousands could die this winter. we find the answer to some the most common questions surrounding swine through. with flu season just around the corner, doctor's offices are flooded with patients coming in to get the influenza vaccine. she brought her daughters delilah. >> she didn't cry. >> she did good. >> pretty tough for a 3-month-old. but erin is worried that her little girls may not be tough enough to fight the other strain of the food that has been making headlines. >> she goes to the school half days and they have been talking about how there's probably going to be quarantine and stay home if anybody doesn't feel good. >> reporter: the same people have questions about swine flu is perhaps an understatement. >> people want to know how severe it is, what a threat it
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is for their children. >> this is a pandemic and what a pan deepandemic is a new flu vio nobody has immunity to this particular strain. >> reporter: it's already affecting a lot of people. >> the cdc has gotten thousands of examples and 90% has been h1n1. the babies under two years of age and children with an immunity problem. >> reporter: young adults should be cautious as well. a good example at the university of maryland hundreds of students are being treated for flu-like symptoms thought to be caused by the h1n1 virus. >> you're seeing it in universities and dormitories where they live in close proximity. >> reporter: the closer it the hospitalization rate appears to drop. >> people over 65 is relatively protected which is a difference
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from previous influenza outbreaks. >> reporter: a swine flu vaccine is expected to be ready by mid-october. and the doctor is recommending to all of his patients no matter how old you are, to get it. >> the answer is i think it's going to be an important vaccine. i think the benefits outweigh the risks? the worst place to be would be highly crowded situations. you need to be reasonable and not become a he hermit and stay inside. cover yourself if you're coughing, attention to personal hygiene. attention to not being in situations where you're liking to become infected by droplets by individuals coughing or in close proximity, certainly anybody that is ill. >> if the severity of illness changed, and we knew that this was a deadly virus, you would be advicing more rigorous protection. one of the most interesting things the dr. told us about swine through is once you have it once you won't get it again just like i chicken pox.
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news, 8:30 is the time. i'm patrice a harris. good morning, i'm megan gilliland. it's the first day of full day of fall and we will check in with meteorologist steve fertig and see what the weather means for us today. >> it means nothing, basically. >> we will go on to traffic. >> it's going to be warmer now that we go into fall. it's going warmer than the last day of summer as we climb into the low 80s. that is why i say, it doesn't really mean anything. i will buy it, but it's different than what we would expect. normally autumn means we cool down some. instead we're warming up today and tomorrow and then we will see the cool down for the weekend and drying out a little bit. we do have a chance for showers
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today. the shower activity staying off to the east as we speak. later on we will see the shower chances a little more prevalent through the afternoon and evening. then we will see drier air move in here by the time we get into friday and saturday. 72 degrees in baltimore, the same for annapolis. looking at upper 60s for the eastern shore. should climb to 77 degrees by noon and 77 degrees at 6:00 p.m. with some shower chances. again nothing heavy but a chance for showers around and could have rumbles of thunder, high today 82 degrees. let's check in with lauren to see what is happening on the roadways with the traffic edge. >> reporter: if you're traveling on the west side of the beltway, do expect a heavy ride as we take a live look at liberty road. you can see cars are stacked and packed. unfortunately if you're traveling 795 it's not going to get much better if you're traveling the southbound lanes from westminister pike to 695, you're looking at a lengthy 9 minutes. the real concern is going to be
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on 83. we have several accidents work on the southbound lanes. expect heavy delays from freeland road to 695. you're looking a lengthy 23-minute drive. it doesn't get much better if you're using the jfx to get into the city from 695 all the way downtown to east fayette street, you're looking at an 11 minute-e drive. patrice and megan, let's send it back to you. we are following breaking news out of northeast baltimore. you are taking a live look at police on the scene of a police involved shooting in the 2400 block of bridge hampton drive. it happened just after 6:00 this morning. the suspect is in critical condition. i'm joel d smith in dundalk are work crews are still working on the broening highway area where the big watermain break happened on friday. while they're not making much progress there, yet, it will take about a month for that to get fixed. around here, we are seeing the
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ground on backyards as people are cleaning up, but not everyone is. it depends on which homeowner you are whether insurance covered it or whether you're still waiting on insurance. the problem is the longer you wait, the secondary problems will begin. most figure if they have to pay for it out of pocket, that is what they're going to do and many have already started. the senate passes a bill to extend unemployment benefits. it would provide benefits. all of the eligible areas have jobless rates over 8.5%. senate majority leader harry reid is promising quick action on a bill. baltimore is all about books this weekend. it's the 14th annual book festival and this year there's plenty of reasons for you and the family to book it to the event. culen from red ask coffee house joins us this morning with more
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why we should go down there. >> good morning. >> talk to me about the book festival. for people who haven't been to it, what happens this weekend? >> it's really a gigantic massive event that is really exciting, especially if you like books. but as a general cultural event it's amazing as well, about 60,000 people come every year. >> wow! >> down to mount vernon place over the course of the weekend. it's expanded this year to be -- to include all of friday. >> okay. >> so it's friday, saturday, sunday down in mount vernon place and there's -- there's just book, authors, and speakers, and there's music and there's poetry reading and there's cooking demonstrations. >> a little of everything? >> anything you can get out of a book is going to be represented. >> the vendors will be set up. you can buy the books there, i'm guessing, if you want some of those books, but some the authors will also be out there to sign and read excerpts from
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their books? >> sure. there's going to be a number of tents where different authors speak on a number of subjects. there's a tent that is specifically for cooking books and things like that. we host our own pavilion as well. >> what do you have in yours, what is your ? >> we focus on progressive, political and culturally a van garret authors and publications. so we have our bookstore is represented there as well as a number of other publishers. there's book stores and publishers throughout, used books, new books, self published books, everything. >> sometimes you hear people don't sit down and read much anymore because everybody is busy and on the go. do you find that to be the case or 60,000 people coming out, it sounds like a lot of people are still into it? >> it's very exciting in that regard, especially now that baltimore isn't called the city that reads like it used to be. the publisher city is in dire
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times. i won't lie about that. this event is exciting, because you will see children to old people coming. maybe they don't pick up the book but you will still hear the author. you will see people walking through buying stacks of books. >> you said from kids to adults, i imagine there's kids book? >> that's right. there's a children book tent as well. yeah, everything is covered. if you have cade kid, maybe yout get him to read, but there's food concessions and hopefully we will have good weather. >> i'm sold. i love to read so this is my kind of thing. collin, thank you for coming? >> no problem. it's at the 600 block at north charles street all friday through sunday. for more information log on to foxbaltimore.com/morning. still ahead life after the 4th. a film maker shares the story of law enforcement vee veterans cog
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how is this for a traffic nightmare. the number of cars on the world road is said to triple by 2050. that affects your global commute is the global climate. the goal is to make cars 50% more fuel efficient by 2050. it's known as the 50 by 50 initiative. 50 by 50 is powered in part by the un environment program and the international transport program. they hope to free gas emissions
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at current levels. this can be done with exifght exist -- existing technology. it globally could save over 6 billion barrels of oil per year. at today's rate, that is over $300 billion worth of saving. i'm jill cortis reporting. to learn more about brighter living, go to foxbaltimore.com. and let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig, hi, steve. hi, patrice, and megan. we start the first full day of fofall with a little bit of clod cover out there and a chance of showers moving in, another dreary day again but the temperatures will be climbing a bit. thecheck out the hd radar and dy scan right now, but a chance of showers later in the day. we did have showers earlier in the southern part of the eastern shore, just a few light showers there. they have moved off to the northeast and further points
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northeast. you see the moisture to the south, around north carolina headed to the north with the southerly flow we have. that will brings a chance of a couple of showers. reporting cloudy skies, and winds are calm, 84% relative humidity, and 30.20 rising on the barometer. the dew point indicates it's going to be a humid day today. here are the temperatures, 73 in d.c., the same 73 at salisbury. 72 in hagerstown and oakland 73 degrees there. high pressure sitting off to the east is bringing us a more southerly flow today. we're not going to find a whole lot in the way of the green area indicating the rain into the west side of the state. even scattered showers where we're not seeing it but it would be light. the frontal boundary to the north will stay to the north until tomorrow late in the day. we get a couple of late days and the cold front is coming through and cooler temperatures for the weekend. we want to say cooler, comfortable, low 70s and
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mid-70s there and drier conditions for at least friday and into part of saturday. for today, eastern shore getting up to 83 degrees. the chance of those showers are there. again no heavy downpours, could hear rumbles of thunder this afternoon or evening, otherwise more dreary conditions, 82 degrees for the high for the central part of the state. further west we go, look for temperatures there, 84 degrees with a chance of a shower, still south winds at 8 miles an hour. can't rule out a shower or thunderstorm, not expecting severe weather there. 66 degrees for the overnight low which is mild with all of the cloud cover it's going to stay mild. as we look for the day today, look for temperatures to climb about 77 degrees for the noon hour. 78 degrees at 6:00 p.m. that high of 82 coming around 3:00 p.m. and then tomorrow, 83 degrees with again, the heat and the humidity a factor before the front pushes through. we will get a chance of a shower ahead of that front moving through. as the front moves through we will dry out behind it. the high of 75 degrees, cooler,
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cooler still on saturday, 72 degrees but still a chance of showers and maybe heavier downpours, too as we get to sunday. 74 degrees for the high. if you are headed to m&t stadium, look for a temperature of 75 degrees. that part looks great but there may be showers to deal with as well. monday, 75 degrees, can't rule out showers then as well. cooling down a little more as we get into the latter part of midweek. 70 degrees on tuesday and cool through the midweek period with mainly clear skies. it will be drier then, but you can see cooler, note the overnight low, tuesday night into wednesday morning. 59 degrees and some places dropping into the morning. autumn will be here then as far as how much it feels. sky watch weather is at your finger tips. i-weather iiradar is available t foxbaltimore.com. interactive tools will let you see when the rain is over your house or will be. just go to foxbaltimore.com and
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click on iradar. lauren cooke is here with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you very much, steve. our average speeds have taken a tumble. fortunately the northeast corridor of 95 is holding its own at 65 miles per hour. we're looking at 41 on 83 at bolt more county and -- baltimore county and a well 32 at the jfx. we're looking at 35 miles per hour at the jfx and much higher at howard county. we do have trouble to report on at the tunnels on the southbound lanes of the fort mchenry tunnel. you want to watch out for that. we're still dealing with the effects of that massive watermain break from dundalk. these are the pictures from friday, you can see water was everywhere. fortunately the roads have re-opened but broening highway does remain shutdown at avon avenue. as we make our way to the northeast corridor of i-95, you can see the cars are cruising along just fine. do expect a little bit of volume on the southbound lanes. as we hop on to the beltway do
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expect a heavy ride from parkville to towson and from towson to 83. we do have an accident working on the southbound lanes of 83 at york road that you want to watch out for. that's a look at the morning travels. for customized traffic reports 24-7 log on to foxbaltimore.com and click on traffic edge. let's send it back to you, patrice and megan. lauren, thank you. life after the 4th, a film maker shares the story of law enforcement veterans coming up next. but beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. and later, how rude! what a new poll it to you for free,
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honor those who have served our local communities. one film maker is traveling to our area to interview law enforcement veterans about their experiences in the field.
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film maker larry capeto joins us with a bit more. >> good morning, megan. >> you're actually from colorado. >> colorado. >> and you have done a lot of movies all over the country getting stories from people all over the place. >> in the last 7 years, i have been getting world war he veterananddocumenting the story. now i have been working on a project having worked in-law enforcement myself. i see a need to honor those who have served in-law enforcement. i have been interviewing he veterans from balt -- interviewing veterans. and i have been hearing the story of what these men and women have done in our community. >> why hard for harford county. >> there's a lot of veterans in this area and some of them are featured on my films in korea, vietnam and world war ii. i hear the ticks tha things thae
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through. it's a different perspective to hear the personal stories and hear how the lives have been changed forever. >> what is their response. with you getting a lot of feedback. >> a lot of feedback from em who havbaltimore county. some of the things that they go through. >> yeah. >> a lot of things that they go through. a lot of people are suffering from transition of with law enforcement it's hard to go from law enforcement and have it in your blood and stop it. the longevity of blood life is short. i'm going to try to document these carries. i would encourage anybody out there to give us a call and give us a call and go to our website. what gave you the idea that you wanted to do this. >> how can we thank our veterans and what they have done for our
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country and the veterans. i see a great fee need to honor those who serve our community. it's a thankless job and they get a bad rap. >> how many people are you hoping to talk to. >> about 2 dozen people. i still have availability. if people want to give me a call go to my website veterans.org. >> before i let you go into the interview, what has been the most intriguing story and interesting to you. >> yesterday i did a story of a man. who delivered a baby. a woman was giving birth on the scene and she had been injured. he went through the story of how you do that and cut the cord and all of that and hearing it firsthand versus seeing it on t.v. was a mind blowing experience. that was one of the good stories that came out yesterday. >> the stories you don't get to hear and we will be anxious to hear from you. >> i appreciate it, megan and
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thank you for this time. >> thank you, larry. for more information log on to our website foxbaltimore.com/morning. coming up next, how rude! >> but beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. what a new poll says about teeth. check. bottom. needs work. sorry, son. [ female announcer ] you can't pass inspection with pieces left behind. introducing new charmin ultra strong. its new enhanced diamondweave texture is soft
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big moment at the music awards. representative joe wilson insults the president during a speech to congress. three high-profile cases of rude behavior in less than a week. so what is up with this? are we seeing a rise in rudeness. >> getting ruder and ruder every day. we're not respecting each other as we should. >> reporter: 75% of those questioned in our ras rase musen said that we are becoming ruder. only 8% said we're becoming kinder. >> i think we watch more it on video. >> reporter: have you ever confronted someone because of rude behavior in public. 51% said yes, 41%, no. >> you have to look around and see the things that are now acceptable in public that weren't acceptable in public a
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few years back. >> reporter: do you think it's rude to text message during a social event 63% said yes. 28% said, no. >> i don't personally see that the rudeness in the country has increased, because i think that there's always been rude poem. >> reporter:people. >> reporter: there's a lesson to be learned about the recent upsets. >> it's important to apologize sincerely and quickly, but don't think that an apology means you can get away with this behavior. >> i think it's true. we are more rude. >> this is what i have to say. >> i have lots to say. >> there's a time and place for rudeness. >> you know what, i like what the lady said, because a lot of people have cameras and you see more of it, but then it makes it more acceptable, too. >> i don't know. i don't think it's acceptable. >> it's never acceptable. >> to those people who are doing
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it it's very acceptable. >> if you had a problem with the forecast, it would be very rude to say something to me if you see me out there. cloud cover and a chance of light showers. only a 30 to 40% chance for both days. then we see rain moving in. 72 degrees, mostly sunny. we should be okay. i think it's late in the day or at night that we he see showers return. 72 then, 74 for the sunday, ravens, it looks like we could have a couple of showers for the game, too. 70 as we round out the seven-day forecast. 70 and at night it may drop into the 40s so it will feel like it should, though. >> 30 and 40. >> don't be rude. >> welcome to fall. >> and you wonder why i -- >> it's exciting. >> fresh new crisp. >> yeah, right, whatever. real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company
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